Starting

Starting new things is daunting. Looking at a blank canvas, an empty screen, or a clean notebook is frightening. I hate the thought that my first words, doodles or lines might be failures. At times its a paralyzing fear. I fear looking silly, but not being silly. I know I’m good at that. Why not… Continue reading Starting

Don’t Hate Mondays!

I’m tired of people spouting off about Monday. No more, I hate Monday’s. Or if someone has a touch of the late 90’s ironic. “Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays…” But lets think about this does it make any sense to “Hate” Mondays? I Say no. And I can hopefully show you… Continue reading Don’t Hate Mondays!

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A twinkie problem

The nation is full of fat people, and yet we are worried about companies that produce unhealthy food, with no real redeeming benefits. Look I would hate to see good honest people loosing their jobs. I don’t think anyone would get up on a soapbox and push that notion forward. It is a private business… Continue reading A twinkie problem

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Voting Mess

I don’t care who you vote for. We’re supposed to be a civilized country. And we happen to be in the business of spreading democracy around the world, whether other people want it or not. Be careful we might get some of our democracy on you. Why the hell can’t we have a unified voting… Continue reading Voting Mess

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Politics as usual

Coffee Break thought of the day: Seriously can’t wait for the election to be over. The culture of extremist commentary and reactions is beyond annoying. I don’t care what party you are. I know if you lead a discussion with calling the other side a name you’re beyond a rational discussion, and beyond the scope… Continue reading Politics as usual

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Consider then

If you think I’m weird, you should consider what I haven’t shared. If you think I’m offensive consider the things I haven’t said. If you think i’m wrong, consider at least I cared. If you think I’m Stupid, consider this subject dead. Yet… If you think I’m interesting consider what I’ve yet to do. If… Continue reading Consider then

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Advice from a relativist

On the day that I got married my cousin pulled me aside and said to me. “On my wedding day your grandfather told me ‘Never to go to bed without telling your wife you love her at least once.’ It won’t make anything easier or harder, but its a good start.” So then he says.… Continue reading Advice from a relativist

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Better lucky

This year I am thankful for airbags. And more than anything for the ability to walk away from that crash… All the surgeries, pain, and discomfort are nothing compared to the ability to hold my family close. Put it this way, if we had picked a different car, it might not have taken the side… Continue reading Better lucky

The fog

Today is a foggy day here in Philadelphia. On the left you see my normal view of the invasion. On the right is that same invasion today. No less ominous surely, but man alive can that white wall bring you down. Fog is a funny beast, it makes you think that the world doesn’t exist beyond it’s veil. that… Continue reading The fog